Sparky Anderson Quotes

Nate sucks. Inge can't hit. Make Porcello the 5th starter. It can't be worse than last year, can it? Blah, blah, blah.

I can't wait for the season to start. I'm sick of the same old, same old. And thanks to Fox Sports Detroit, I can't watch Spring Training games. So, instead of going on about the same old crap, here's some old crap from the master, George "Sparky" Anderson. At least this stuff's entertaining.

"Don't call us (ballplayers) heroes. Fireman are heroes."

"He's (Jose Canseco) built like a Greek goddess."

"I can't believe they pay us to play baseball - something we did for free as kids."

"I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets? I've never seen a team win a pennant without players. I think the only thing the manager has to do is keep things within certain boundaries."

"If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing."

"I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that."

"It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans, who have waited like Detroit's have, that their team won't win it this year. But it's better than lying to them."

"I've changed my mind about it (DH) - instead of being bad, it stinks."

"Me carrying a briefcase is like a hotdog wearing earrings."

"My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work."

"Pete (Rose) doesn't run with celebrities and he can't stand the phonies. His big buddy in LA ain't Sinatra, it's a funny old groundskeeper."

"Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut."

"Problem with (John) Wockenfuss getting on base is that it takes three doubles to score him."

"The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia."

"The only reason I'm coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to (after losing 16-4 to the Twins)."

Please notice...I left out anything involving Chris Pittaro or Torey Lovullo. Love ya, Sparky.

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